Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Tuesday Telling

Thanks Nordude - Froggeh Merdeh 
 Shotgun Merdie June 2005

Merdie trying out some stylin' specs!
 From the khrakhkberry
 May 29, 2010
 Monday afternoon Unkhle Paul sent us this 
 Our afternoon visit with her - and there were even khrossed paws but we wanted to give her some special non flashie beastie time
 Uncle Paul brought this down from upstairs so we khould get a pikh fur the post - she'll be running with her sister Lexi at The Rainbow Bridge
 The sky as Mom and I left Merdie's development
 I wanted some tree time to send messages to those already there - please GReet Khousin Merdie with balls and bullystikhks and walks and water and LOVE!!!!!
Another from Mom's khrakhkberry - this was November 29, 2011 - but so fitting fur this post - 


Khamp Khyra just won't be the same without your noodleloons and golden swagger!

I'll do my best to keep Khrazy Harley in line!

Thanks to all fur the kind words for one special Golden Gal -

It's not furever - it's just - fur now -

PeeEssWoo: Khyra's Mom here - Paul had sent me a text message Monday morning saying he needed to do a favor for Mercedes this week - did we want to come see her - we wrote back of our sadness yet knew  she needed to be sent with love - and yes, we'd be over - then Monday afternoon he sent the one pic and let us know her appointment had been made - when he had come home at lunch, she couldn't stand up and was  so out of it - we spent some time - petting and crying - and telling her how special she was - and always would be - and that she would be healthy again soon - I think we'll make tomorrow a Walkin' Wednesday - Khousin Merdie Edition!  


Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry. Bye Merdie. You're a good dog.

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

Oh no no no... not sweet froggie doggie *cry* *cry*

We know our Inigo will have greeted her and given her big cuddles. I be Merdie will love having him to play with.

Fly high Merdie.

Golden Samantha said...

We are so so sorry to read about Merdie - run free sweet sweet girl xxxx

Tama-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette, Ollie, Hotesse & Heloise said...

Merdie was so very special to so many of us, even though we are so faraway and never had the joy of holding her close. Run free, sweet girl, with all the other special friends who went before. All of us will think of you often and smile often.

Everyone at The Poupounette

Molly the Airedale said...

We are going to miss you tons, Merdie. Godspeed.

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

3 doxies said...

Oh I am so sorry to hear this. She was such a wonderful girl and we loved to see her here as a guest.
Run free Merdie.


The Thundering Herd said...

We are so sorry to hear about Merdie. We can only imagine the antics that she and Rusty and Kodiak and all the others of The Herd are getting into at the bridge.

And for Brandon and Jaden - we know how incredibly hard this is for you. We promise that there will come a time when you smile rather than cry at the stories of Merdie.

Gus said...

Damn....I hate it when this happens to dogs we love, even though we have never met them in reality time. Merdie was so special, and indeed, Khamp Khyra will miss her greatly.

Gus n Teka

Pippen said...

Run free, Merdie. Our thoughts are with your family today.

Sam and Pippen

Millie and Walter said...

So sorry to hear about cousin Merdie! We will miss her sweet face at Khamp Khyra. Run free sweet girl.

Millie & Cindy

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

We are SO sorry to hear this news about Sweet Cousin Merdie.

Run FREE and FAST Merdie.

til we meet again.

Unknown said...

Oh no! We are so sorry to hear about sweet Merdie!
Run free, dear girl!

Anonymous said...

There sure is a lotta leakiness going on at my house right now. We sure are gonna miss her Golden Spirit but oh my dogness, what a welcome she must've gotten at the GOLDEN gates of the Rainbow Bridge! Thank you ever so much for sharing her with us on your bloggie, Khyra. None of us here in Blogville will ever, ever forgets her.

Run free, sweet Merdie.

Mayzie (and mom)

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

We have always loved our virtual visits with Merdie when she came to Khamp Khyra. We are so sorry to hear that she has crossed, but she had a good life and is now very happy with all the rest of our pals across the Rainbow Bridge. Merdie Girl, we will never forget you and all the smiles you gave us. Soft woos and gentle hugs to your family.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning, and Mom too

Jans Funny Farm said...

So very sorry for the loss of the lovely old gal. She was loved and she will be missed. Hugs for the humans.

Jan said...

Such a lovely dog, too soon gone. Our thoughts are with the family

Misty the alpha Poodle

Two French Bulldogs said...

Oh no! We are so sad. Run free sweet Merdie
Benny & Lily

KT and Easton said...

You know how much we loved the Merdie. She was Lady's doppleganger and fellow masked, Golden, sister avenger. She lived a long life and I know all who loved and knew her are thankful for that.
Fly free sweetest of girls.
Love you Merdie

KT and Easton

Sheila and Bob said...

We are so sorry, Merdie was a Golden through and through, loved by all and spreading happiness where ever she went.

God's Speed Merdie,
Run free at the Bridge, you are
"A Young Dog Once Again"

You're giving me a special gift,
So sorrowfully endowed,
And through these last few cherished days,
Your courage makes me proud.
But really, love is knowing when your
best friend is in pain,
And understanding earthly acts
Will only be in vain.
So looking deep into your eyes,
Beyond, into your soul,
I see in you the magic that will
Once more make me whole.
The strength that you possess,
Is why I look to you today,
To do this thing that must be done,
For it's the only way.
That strength is why I've followed you,
And chose you as my friend,
And why I've loved you all these years...
My partner till the end.
Please, understand just what this gift
You're giving, means to me,
It gives me back the strength I've lost,
And all my dignity.
You take a stand on my behalf,
For that is what friends do.
And know that what you do is right,
For I believe it, too.
So one last time, I breathe your scent,
And through your hand I feel,
The courage that's within you,
To grant me this appeal.
Cut the leash that holds me here,
Dear friend, and let me run,
Once more a strong and steady dog,
My pain and struggle done.
And don't despair my passing,
For I won't be far away,
Forever here, within your heart,
And memory I'll stay.
I'll be there watching over you,
Your ever-faithful friend,
And in your memories I'll run,
... a young dog once again

Maxmom said...

This is very sad news indeed! All our old friends are at the Rainbow bridge. I am sure Maxdog will be there to greet Merdie. Please pass on our thoughts and condolences...I am so sorry for this loss.
Sending lots of love from your friends in South Africa

Anonymous said...

Khyra, I had to stop Mom's and my leaky eyes before I could leave a comment. We loved Khousin Merdie...amazing she could still do the spread eagle puppy sit even as a senior dog. She is free to run pain free once more...thank you for sharing her with us, paw pats, Savannah

Angel Junior, Orion and Sammy said...

Oh sweet, sweet Merdie how we will miss you! WE are sending our bestest purrs and most gentle headbutts to help all of you feel better.

BeadedTail said...

We've been so sad, we almost couldn't make it here today knowing our mommy would flood the house again with tears but we just had to come say that we loved Merdie too and will miss her very much. We're sending our thoughts and purrayers. We are glad that Sadie finally got to meet her across the Bridge and know they are strolling around together.

Deefor said...

I remember Merdie. What a great smiling doggie.


Scout and Freyja said...

My ♥ is breaking and my tears are flowing. God speed, sweet, sweet Golden Girl.

lynn said...

Bless Merdie ... Run free and play like a puppy at the Bridge...til we all meet at the Rainbow..

Wyatt said...

We all are going to miss, Merdie.
No Doggy did a better Froggy.
Wyatt and Stanzie

P.S. Dog bloggers doing the Idita-Walk, check it out.

Unknown said...

Me has a big Sad. :( We luv u, Cousin Merdie.

Cat with a Garden said...

Very soft purrs as you all commemorate Cousin Merdie. She sounds like a fab dog! Run free, Merdie.

Denise Schoen said...

So sorry to hear about Merdie. Enjoyed watching her in the videoes and reading about her. My sympathy to you and her family. She left pawprints on many hearts. Run free Merdie.

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

We all loved Merdie - she's with our Java now. She will be sorely missed.

Lilly, Piper, Celti and Ivy

Two Schnauzers from New England said...

We just lost two pals on Dogster on Monday and now Merdie is with the angels.

We are so sorry to read this. Our condolences to you and Merdie's family.

We will miss her terribly.

Love -

Hershey, Kaci and Mama

1000 Goldens said...

I LOVE HER SO MUCH. Her frog dog poses gave me great joy. We are so sincerely sorry for your loss and send love to you, Khrya and Merdie's family.

Sheila and Bob said...

Hi Khyra and Mom. I knew that Merdie had made her Bridge journey but didn't know the circumstances until now. When you posted this I was in a 3 month stay in the hospital and still am trying to catch up.
We have been down this path so many times. So many of our Doggie friends that we never met in the fur but have loved just as much as they were our own, have left us.
Godspeed Merdie We know that Hamish, Sophie & Chance, Cody and all our other fur loves greeted you with loving open paws.

I'm a firm believer, that we will see and be reunited with our animals who we have loved so dearly, here on Earth.
But I love hearing about the experiences of others, such as the below story, as it
re-affirms my beliefs.

When I was a teenager of about 14 or 15, the dog, whom I had spent most of my life with, had just passed away. Being an only child, you can only imagine how much time I spent with this girl. I was heartbroken.

At that time, I sang in the Church choir and was at a rehearsal, a few days after my Trixie passed away. My heart was not in it and my mind wandered as I kept wondering if I would ever see my beloved dog again. About half way through rehearsal, the Choir director called for a break, and everyone filtered out of the room, but to my surprise, he asked me to stay behind.

He had noticed that I wasn't my usual happy self, and asked me if there was something wrong. I told him about the death of my dog and I asked him if he believed there were dogs in heaven.

He comforted me and then ushered me into the Church Pastor's office, where the two men had a brief conversation before he went back to rehearsal.

Pastor Evans then asked me to sit and then told me a story about when he was younger and new to the pulpit. ................

Seems there was an elderly man who had been quite ill for a long while. His wife, Martha, had asked Pastor Evans to stop by the hospital as she was sure her husband would not make it through the night.

Martha sat next to her husband's bed and listened while Pastor Evans said a prayer. His breathing becoming more and more labored.

Suddenly, the old man's face, which had not smiled in months, had a grin forming, from ear to ear, until he almost glowed with a warmth and love that you could physically feel in the room. He reached for his wife Martha's hand and squeezed it tight. Then he uttered his last words, here on earth. Words, Pastor Evans said, he would never forget.

"Such a beautiful light." He sighed. "It feels so warm. And I see Jesus. He's smiling at me and saying, "Welcome home" .........and..........

Oh my......... Martha .... Look! Our dogs! They are running out ahead of Him. They are all here and coming to greet me."

With those words, he breathed his last and died with a smile on his face

His dogs. His beloved dogs, were running ahead of Jesus. Running to meet and greet the man they so loved while here on earth.

Martha later told Pastor Evans that she and her husband had lived on a farm, for most of their life, and her husband's passion had always been his 3 dogs. She even let out a chuckle and said there were times when she thought her husband loved their dogs more than he loved her. ........

At the end of story, Pastor Evans turned to me and said he himself, had always wondered if the animals we loved and cared for here on earth, would one day re-join us in eternity. After witnessing the death of this old man, he said he never questioned that fact again, and that I should rest assured, that one day, I'll see my Trixie running toward me in happy greetings, also.